England vs Pakistan | Sky Sports Live Cricket Sat, 10 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0100-Shaheen takes the new ball for Pakistan and Salt gets off the mark second ball with a peach of an off drive down the ground for four.
That was a great over from Hasan Ali – just what he needed to do. Pitch it up and let the ball talk with England certain to attack.
Malan c Shadab b Hasan Ali 0
Hasan Ali opens from the Nursery End, Pakistan need to find line and length early, England will come at them and the ball will move early on. Hasan Ali gets one to come back down the slope and only height saves Malan from lbw. Next up the pace ace gets one to hold its line and Malan has a nibble but luckily for him there’s no edge.
Then Hasan Ali tries the same – across Malan – and the England man tries a big booming drive and it’s snapped up by Shadab at second slip.
FOW: ENG 9-1
Shaheen takes the new ball for Pakistan and Salt gets off the mark second ball with a peach of an off drive down the ground for four. He’s a modern attacking batsman who plays 50-over cricket as he does T20. So it’s no shock to see him have a dash at one that goes across him (how he got out in Cardiff) and he just avoids getting an edge. Next up he pulls for four majestically – it’s entertaining watching Salt. Eight from the first over.
England: Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Zak Crawley, James Vince, Ben Stokes, John Simpson, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Was the World Cup final two years ago. What a day that was…
There’s not as much grass on the pitch today as there was for that victorious day. It looks a good pitch but, Nasser Hussain on Sky says, the ball will still do a bit.
The key is not to lose wickets in the powerplay as Pakistan did in Cardiff. The match two days ago was over after 15 overs…would be good to have a contest today.
8.1 – @englandcricket have hit a boundary once every 8.1 balls in men’s ODIs since the beginning of 2019, the most frequent of any Test playing country in that time. Offensive. #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/OrE4BywKjw
…and bowl first – no shock there, conditions shout ‘bowl!’
Ben Stokes says he would have chosen to bowl first as well and reveals it’s an unchanged side – from 11 changes to none.
Toss set for 12.10
Match to start at 12.30
Match reduced to 47 overs a side.
That’s from a reliable friend (one of those lucky MCC types) who is at the ground. No news on when the toss will be, but my mate says: “Slight breeze, warmer than it looks, bowl I’d say…” I’ll try and get a message to Ben Stokes…
Great to run in but not conducive to international cricket…
But it’s not all bad news.
#ENGvPAK: Any light rain will clear to a cloudy afternoon at Lord's. 🏏☔️⛅️#bbccricket @bbctms @BBCSport #UKWeather pic.twitter.com/m2nnn1H0fV
I reckon this minute-long video would have been hard to put together with so many sixes, wickets and jaw-dropping catches to choose from and then bundle into a short social-media friendly vid…
💯 ODI caps 🧢 for our superman! 🙌Congrats, @benstokes38 👏🏴 #ENGvPAK 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/NUdY41rGaN
Sorry to tell you that that covers are back on at Lord’s and the toss is now no longer due to take place at 11.15…Let’s hold on to the fact that the forecast is much better from lunch onwards…
On his debut the Kent man scored 58 not out. It wasn’t just the number of runs he scored, but how he scored them. He looked confident, took the game to the Pakistan attack and the forward press was back. It was in marked contrast to the Crawley of the Test arena who is struggling for runs and, seemingly, struggling to hold on to his place. In List A cricket he has been doing well and runs scored against a good Pakistan side in front of the cameras may well be just what the talented batsman (and so good to watch when on song) needs to get back to his best in the five-day game.
He spoke to Sky and here’s the best bits of his interview with Mike Atherton…
On being pulled out of Kent’s first-class game against a Jimmy Anderson-inspired Lancashire while on a pair…
“I was thankful for that – he (Anderson) was in good form and I’m not sure I would have got off the mark!”
On scoring a 50 on his ODI debut…
“I was very pleased, it was a great start from the lads at short notice. Hopefully we can continue today.”
On his good form in List A cricket…
“I was coming in with a lot of confidence. I want to score as many runs as possible while I’m in good form.”
On the difference between first-class and white-ball cricket…
“In the country game (first class) it’s tough and you’ve got to give your players a chance. At the moment the [duke] ball probably favours the bowlers – anyone in low to mid 30s is doing well at the moment.”
On where he’d prefer to bat…
“For Kent I’d say opening, I like to set the tempo, But for England I’ll bat anywhere.”
No, play hasn’t just started and the super-human cricketer fired off a ton with the bat in the unbelievable blink of an eye, no (though, that would have been fun…).
Today marks the captain’s 100th ODI, he’s received a special cap to mark the occasion.
What a century of ODIs it’s been. I suspect a certain match at Lord’s two years ago will be his highlight.
And the toss due to take place at 11.15 with the start set for 11.30. Hurrah!
But it’s a but wet in London this morning. The covers are on at the moment and it’s likely to remain damp until at least lunch. However, the forecast for the afternoon is better and play is expected – phew…
In Cardiff two days ago an England second XI didn’t just beat Pakistan, they thrashed them. It was as impressive performance from an England XI as many can remember in several years. And the Covid chaos that meant it was an under-strength England has led to several revelations.
First, that the side’s strength in depth is greater than even some of the most optimistic fans would have suggested. Saqib Mahmood with the ball was exceptional. The fast bowler bowled with pace and aggression and his four for 42 suggested that he will be around for a wee while, and not necessarily in just white-ball cricket.
After the nine-wicket win at Sophia Gardens Rob Key, on Sky Sports, suggested that England’s white-ball teams are fast becoming like the great Australia sides of the 1990s and early 2000s in that they are able to leave out world-class players and still field world-class XIs. On the evidence of the Thursday thrashing it’s hard to disagree with him.
Second, the county game is working, at least in the shorter formats, for the national side. The fact that so many (five) were handed a debut and inexperienced players able to come in and settle so quickly was testament to the structure of the game in England.
There were mitigating circumstances in that it was Pakistan’s first match of the tour, but the manner of the defeat – England winning with nine wickets and 28.1 overs to spare – was still shocking.
For Babar Azam the side needs to learn lessons and quick for today’s second ODI of three at Lord’s.
“We were a bit loose with the bat and that’s why we didn’t get a big total, but credit to the England bowlers,” the Pakistan captain said.
For his opposite number, winning in his first ODI as skipper, the momentum the side will take into today’s clash is very welcome but he also warned against complacency.
“It was a very clinical performance, when you get the opposition four down early on then you’re ahead in the game,” Ben Stokes said.
“When you get a new group together you’re striving for that first real team performance. We didn’t get put under pressure today, I have no doubt we will at some point. Not every game of cricket goes as smoothly as this.”
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